Equality Outcomes 2021-2025

The Equality Act 2010  requires all public bodies to publish equality outcomes every four years. Working in partnership – Edinburgh, West Lothian and Midlothian Councils (including their education authorities and Midlothian’s licensing board), NHS Lothian, Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership and East Lothian Integrated Joint Board have developed a set of draft equality themes and outcomes for 2021-2025. These are based on research and evidence from different sources and on conversations with services and organisations that work to help and support people.

This week, the above public sector partners have launched a consultation on the draft equality outcomes. Equality outcomes aim to achieve specific and identifiable improvements in people’s quality of life, eliminate discrimination and promote understanding between people. Therefore, it is important that people with a variety of life and personal experiences share their thoughts on these.

This is a really important opportunity to have your say on what the priorities should be in Edinburgh for the next four years. The feedback you give will influence the development of the final outcomes and help to shape actions that can make a difference to people’s lives.

The online consultation is open until 22 December and can be found here. If you would prefer a paper copy please email equalityandrights@volunteeredinburgh.org.uk and we will post one out to you along with a return envelope.

Euan Hamilton
EaRN Development Worker